Chachi is showing love for Joanie.
"I’m OK, a little shocked but not completely shocked that this happened," he said Monday morning on 77 WABC Radio's The Bernie and Sid Show . "But my thing really is, I feel bad because her whole life, she was troubled, could never find what made her happy and content. For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die, and I’m sorry if that’s cold, but God gave you a brain, gave you the will to live and thrive and you gotta take care of yourself. I'm sorry. You just have to.
"And I'm saddened by what happened," he continued, "and I don't know if it was drugs that killed her. I mean I read one report that it might have been and I hope it... you know, I don't know what I hope, but it is what it is."
While a statement released by authorities Monday said an autopsy concluded that the actress "likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer," Baio explained in his social media post that at the time, he was still under the impression drugs were the culprit.
"The Internet and television stations were blasting headlines 'Erin Moran died due to a heroin overdose,'" he wrote. "This made me very upset and angry. This is one of my worse (sic) fears for her, or anyone else."